Five youngsters have vanished from the Stella Obasanjo Motherless Children’s Home in Abeokuta, Ogun State.
The kids were said to have vanished last Thursday and their whereabouts as yet unclear. The public authority anyway said it revealed that around five kids supposedly got away from the centre to the police on Friday after it was found the youngsters disappeared on Thursday night.
Commissioner for Information Abdulwaheed Odusile said the government is on top of the situation as the department in charge of the Stella Obasanjo has reported to the police.
Odusile added that children at the facility are strictly monitored and not allowed to leave the premises. According to him, the state has taken steps to bring the children back into the home.
He said: “The government has sent signals to all required quarters to establish the truth. The Dapo Abiodun-led government would condone injustice, especially when it concerns the welfare of our children.
“We are in contact with all the offices of government concerned. We are leading our own examinations to set up current realities. We need people in general to have confidence that we will unwind reality.”